Crane Aerospace & Electronics to Provide Circuit Cards for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Controls

(Redmond, Wash., March 5, 2007) -- Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), has received an award to manufacture Athena Technologies' Micro GuideStar Main Board Assembly, for installation into their Micro GuideStar unit. Crane received the award for both prototype and production Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs) with production delivery requirements beginning in March 2007. Crane provides quick turnaround electronic manufacturing solutions (high mix, low/medium volume) for circuit cards (through-hole and SMT), box build and cables/harnesses in their Albuquerque facility. Allan Day, Albuquerque General Manager said, "We are very pleased to provide our capabilities to this important new product for the aerospace and defense market." Dr. David Vos, Athena's CEO and CTO said, "The Micro GuideStar is a revolutionary advanced integrated sensor suite that offers a complete INS/GPS navigation solution, with the option of hosting flight control software in a "plug & play" installation. Its integrated, compact and robust packaging provides optimum performance and value, thereby ensuring a lower overall life cycle cost for manned or unmanned vehicle programs." Ali Dian, Athena's VP Development & Manufacturing stated, "Crane's keen awareness of Athena's product requirements and quick response from Request for Quote to providing prototypes, demonstrate the capabilities, services and support we need in our markets."

Source: Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Date: Mar 16, 2007